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Is there any such thing? Traffic Alert

Posted by shaun (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 20, 08 at 10:42

I am trying to think of a great xmas present for my DH and thought as much driving as he does, a traffic alert gizmo might benefit him. So many time he gets on the turnpike to come home and runs into a jam and is there for a very long time.

Is there any such thing out there that could be installed in his truck and give him an alert to a bad traffic jam or accident on the road he'll be taking.

Thanks for your help.


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Yes, some car navigation systems have it

See bestbuy's website for some GPS units which include traffic indicators.


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RE: Is there any such thing? Traffic Alert

thanks.


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RE: Is there any such thing? Traffic Alert

I bought my daughter a Garmin unit for graduation, it includes a traffic receiver. the unit was about $250. The traffic service that works with this unit costs $60 per year (was free for 60 days). There is at least one other traffic service that works with a different model Garmin unit, it has a different pricing structure. My daughter liked the service well enough to subscribe. She also listens to the local traffic radio (Wash/Baltimore area), as neither one picks up all of the problems quickly enough. So it will depend on your area. Do your research before buying, I found the reviews on Amazon.com to helpful. Steve


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RE: Is there any such thing? Traffic Alert

Navigon 5100 Max GPS has lifetime traffic alert. I'm picking one up today. It's exclusive to Radio Shack and is on sale for $230 until tomorrow. It also includes 3 years of map updates (total of 12 updates quarterly). It has cool features too. Check out Navigon website or radio shack for details.

My DH got me a Mio Moov 300 for Xmas and reading the reviews I decided to return it for the Navigon.


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